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APOST Fall Conference
We are looking forward to seeing you at the APOST Fall Conference! The APOST Fall Conference for Out-of-School Time (OST) is a professional development conference that shares best practices in youth development. The conference is open to youth practitioners who want to increase their skills in working with youth in out-of-school time programs or mentoring relationships. We have an exciting day planned filled with great topics, wonderful presenters, networking opportunities, and more! Get ready for fall programming with Allegheny Partners for Out-of-School Time!

This fall, we're proud to present Julius Boatwright as the Keynote Speaker, and a growing partner of APOST. Julius is the Founder and CEO of Steel Smiling, an organization that works to bridge the gap between the black community and mental health supports through education, advocacy, and awareness. Julius has received awards from the NAACPBlack Enterprise, and BMe, and has had his work featured on media outlets such as the Huffington PostNPR, and TEDxPittsburgh. With his expertise in community trauma, Julius will set the tone for the day by discussing how we all can play a part in working to heal our communities.

Click here to learn more and to register. 
Lights On Afterschool
Lights On Afterschool is a national day to celebrate all of the great things happening afterschool.  On October 24th, 2019, afterschool programs across the nation will host events inviting community members to experience afterschool first hand. APOST is able to support organizations that are planning to host events with a small stipend, along with Lights On t-shirts, art activity materials, and marketing for the event. Last year our region hosted over 25 events! This year will you join us? 

Click here to host a Lights On Afterschool celebration. 
HOST Grant
The Healthy Helper Award is a chance for United Way to fund a creative project related to youth wellness. This grant is open to all out-of-school time providers participating in the Healthy Out-of-School Time (HOST) program with UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh and United Way. Please be creative and thoughtful in your project. All projects will undergo review and be selected via the Healthy Helper Award Committee.

Click here to find out more information on how to apply.

The Calvin K. Kazanjian Economics Foundation: grants to increase economic literacy. Deadline: September 15th
Barney Family Foundation Grants: support to benefit children in grades K-8, with emphasis on creating opportunities for better education. Deadline: September 30th
Hershey's Heartwarming Action: funding for ideas that jumpstart inclusion, empathy and kindness in your school or community. Deadline: October 31st
AAUW Community Action: grants that address issues related to the needs of women and girls. Deadline: December 1st
AMS Epsilon Fund: support of summer mathematics programs for high school students. Deadline: December 15th
Save-a-lot: sponsorships and grants for hunger relief, environmental stewardship, health and wellness, and more. Deadline: Rolling 
Empatico: Amazon giftcards for programs utilizing the Empatico online platform to build empathy. Deadline: Rolling
FLEET: Mini-grants for STEM programs. Deadline: Rolling

Find Your Blue
Find Your Blue was created by the Smithsonian Natural Museum of Natural History. Discover the sea through a fun-filled blog and media gallery. Explore ocean life and amazing ocean photos. Under the Educator's Corner, check-out lessons plans for all grades.

Click here to visit the website.

Upcoming Events

September 13th: Orientation to the Nonprofit Resource Center
September 14th: STREAM Girls
September 16th: Refugee Education Workshop Series: Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy
September 17th: One Year On: Exploring the Continued Impact of the Foundations for Young Adult Success Framework
September 18th: What Do I Do With This Stuff?
September 18th: A Conversation on Race
September 19th: Pittsburgh Youth Global Town Hall
September 19th: Strategic Planning for Nonprofits
September 19th: AFP September Program–Diversity & IDEA (Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Access)
September 20th: APOST Fall Conference 
September 23rd: CelebratED!
September 24th - 25th: Engage in the Future: Engineering Workshop
September 26th: BGEA 4th Annual Equity Summit and Awards Reception

For more events, please click the links below:

APOST Activities
FREE Trainings!

APOST Fall Conference
Friday September 20th

Trust Arts Education Center
Click here to register. 

You Decide 

Engaging parents can be tough. In a recent survey by ClassTag, 48% of primary teachers report that about a quarter of families are "hard to reach and engage." Check out this new app that is helping educators bridge the gap. 

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